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(RFE/RL) July 24, 2007 -- Police say a suicide car bomber killed 26 people and injured dozens of others in the Iraqi town of Al-Hillah today.


The explosion near a maternity hospital occurred as the streets were packed with shoppers and people on their way to work.


The explosion also set at least 10 cars ablaze.


Al-Hillah, about 100 kilometers south of Baghdad, has been the site of some of the country's deadliest bombings, including a double suicide attack in March that killed 120 people.


(Reuters, dpa)

Searching For A Way Forward
A boy looks out from his Baghdad home (AFP)

LOOKING BEYOND AL-MALIKI: RFE/RL Iraq analyst Kathleen Ridolfo led an RFE/RL briefing about the changing political landscape in Iraq, focusing on efforts to gain the upper hand in the event that the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki falls.


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